Local Welding School Graduates it's 12th Cohort of Students

December 21, 2018

Exemplary Attendance: Brandon Manning

Most Improved Welder: Izaak Wiley

Noble Tradesman Award: Sebastian Warner

ONAWAY, MI: On Monday, December 17, 2018, Onaway's local trades school, the Industrial Arts Institute graduated yet another Cohort bringing their total number of alumni to 166 since their start in 2004.

About the Industrial Arts Institute

The Industrial Arts Institute, licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs and a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, offers a premier comprehensive welding program that prepares students for successful & rewarding careers in the industry. Most employers will agree that it takes more than talent to excel in the workplace. IAI programs provide students with the support, knowledge & hands on application to become qualified & employable in the welding industry.

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Moran Iron Works is a HUBZone-certified Small Business Concern that was founded in 1978 by Thomas Moran and has their headquarters and largest manufacturing facility (125,000 total sq. ft.) in Onaway, Michigan, and access via their high-wire corridor to their Deep Water Port in Rogers City, Michigan.


MIW is dynamic fabrication facility that provides a full range of custom design, engineering, fabrication, installation, service, repair, and modification services throughout a number of industries including marine, power, industrial and hydro. 


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